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The campaign continues

Here’s the update for 2016. A good proportion of our time last was spent writing a detailed report on this long running campaign. Copies of the report have gone to Dr Sarah Wollaston, Senior members of Devon County Council, Sustrans and … Continue reading

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Nearly half way to our target of 6000

“An excellent example of the type of tourism development which encourages walking, cycling and the use of public transport” These were the words used in 1993 to accompany the opening of the green footbridge over river Dart, linking Totnes to … Continue reading

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The Cycle Path Petition, it still needs your help!

If you haven’t done this already, please contact all your nearest and dearest and even those less near and dear, and ask them to SIGN THE PETITION! Either follow that link, or just tell them to visit the site and … Continue reading

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Latest cycle path news

Dear Supporters It’s been some time, but negotiations are still continuing with Devon County Council and landowners in a bid to remove the blockages to the development of the proposed Littlehempston to Totnes cycle path route. In the meantime, you … Continue reading

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Things are still going on.

Things may appear a little quiet, but please be assured that there has been no let-up in  our campaign. Detailed discussions with the various interested parties are ongoing and are being led by our Non-Executive Chair James Furse. The nature … Continue reading

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Paignton Velodrome and closed-road circuit

If you’d like to see a velodrome and closed road cycling circuit built in the South Hams, please go to the link below and fill in the survey. The more participants, the better. So click the link and make it … Continue reading

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County Councillors back the cyclepath!

It is great to see that the collection of County Councillors showing their support for the proposed cyclepath Route 3 is increasing on a weekly basis. Please have a look at the ‘Support So Far’ page to see who’s already … Continue reading

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Cycle to the Tally Ho, and drink in your own pub!

As campaigners for the Littlehempston to Totnes cycle and foot path, we think you might be interested in a campaign by Littlehempston villagers to buy their pub for the community.  They have set up a co-operative to buy the Grade … Continue reading

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Letter of support for the campaign from the Leatside Surgery, Totnes

We are very pleased to say that Janine Payne, the Strategic Business Manager for the Leatside Surgery in Totnes, has added the voice of the surgery to the ever growing list of supporters for the proposed cycle path. The range … Continue reading

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Berry Pomeroy School add their voice to the campaign

Please follow the link below to the letter of support recently sent to Cllr John Hart, from Berry Pomeroy School. A great letter, concisely summing up the key points and what the proposed path would mean to all those in … Continue reading

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Overwhelming support from local schools for the foot and cycle-path

The campaign has been boosted by the amazingly positive reaction, of every local school who has been contacted about the cyclepath campaign. Without exception, the schools and colleges that we have contacted have all given their unequivocal backing for Route … Continue reading

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Great news for cycling in the South West, with Velodrome decision

Below is a link to a news item confirming Torbay Councils decision to fund a new velodrome, at Clennon Valley, near Paignton. The council have agreed to fund half the projects, to the sum of £780,000, with British Cycling match-funding … Continue reading

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Totnes and River Dart Valley cycle map from www.cycledevon.info

The link below is to a PDF leaflet published by Devon County Council for their ‘Cycle Devon’ website. Totnes and River Dart Valley cycling leaflet and map PDF The leaflet shows two off-road routes coming in and out of Totnes, … Continue reading

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Saving The Tally Ho Inn and the benefits the path would bring

The campaign to save the Tally Ho Inn in Littlehempston is well under way, with a dedicated group from the village and surrounding area rallying the troops to the cause. The group has formed ‘Littlehempston Community Pub Ltd’ (LCPL), a … Continue reading

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Newly elected Councillors pledge support for the path

For those who haven’t seen them yet, below is a link to the Devon County Council Results for the 2013 elections. Election Results We are really pleased that the two candidates who were elected – Robert Vint (Green Party, Totnes … Continue reading

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Council Elections on May 2nd 2013 – The Candidates’ Views

We have asked candidates standing in the Devon County Council elections on May 2nd 2013 for their views on the foot and cycle path proposal. We have approached candidates in divisions within the locality Totnes (rather than the whole county). … Continue reading

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Council elections on Thursday May 2nd 2013

May 2nd is the date of local elections for Devon Councillors and so far Jacqi Hodgson, Green Party candidate for South Brent & Dartington Electoral Division and Robert Vint, Green party candidate for Totnes Rural Electoral Division have expressed their … Continue reading

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The new Sustrans funded Newton Abbot Cycle-bridge, over the River Teign, Devon

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Sustrans Chief Executive – Malcolm Shepherd, writes letter of support for route over the footbridge

Sustrans is a national charity partly funded by government which works with communities and local authorities to encourage more journeys to be made in a sustainable way, on foot, by bike or on public transport.  Sustrans Chief Executive Malcolm Shepherd made the … Continue reading

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Paula Black’s question to Devon County Council (DCC)

Devon county Councillor Paula Black, who has worked tirelessly campaigning for this project over the years, questioned DCC’s executive over progress on the cycle path at last December’s meeting.  The response from the elected head of transport, Councillor Hughes, follows. … Continue reading

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